Bought at The Superdome, New Orleans.

The ball stenciled with David Stern, patent pending at the point on the valve.
Also I’m a Saints fan, because their losses turned to victories. Remember being in an Emergency room with three poisonings, watching Drew Brees toss the ball to break the NFL all-time record.
This was in Las Vegas btw:p

“Guess who’s back”

My version of this pretty famous son made by someone I admire greatly:

Guess who’s back back, back again, guess who’s back, back.
Tell 1 friend. Guess who’s back, guess, who’s back, guess. (guess I’m tired of the guess, because with all this guessing on my part, so I’ll just say it: 1happyhuman.wordpress.com is back and going for #100forthemostparthappydays!
#Eminem

“Let life work with you, not against you”

I’m starting a new trend; Yogiblog. Or maybe it is a trend, I don’t really keep up.
Yogi tea has these short sentences full of wisdom on the label, so whenever I come across a really good one that really speaks to me, I blog about it. So we’re clear I only drink Yogi tea, and no they are not paying me to start this.

“Let life be with you, not against you” spoke to me given I’m currently in a sitiuation that demands massive amounts of positive reinforcement. This comes from willpower, Yogi tea and the book “Happiness now” by Robert Holden. I was very reluctant at first, but eventually I went with the flow. And as I face my challenges I work with a system, instead of opposing every turn. The realisation that you work with life, not against it has become somewhat of a mantra. I usually do my entries in one sitting, but this one was different. I’ve tried three times to finish, but something stacked against me.

Have you ever felt everything was stacked against you? No matter how hard you try new bullshit arise? I think you might have. Did it open up when you cooperated with your surroundings? If you haven’t tried it, please do. Experience with a new outlook, is almost like a new experience altogether.

This was not my finest work, but I’ve had a long break..

Overdoing

This weekend I went to a little shindig. Sort of a get-together for this thing I’m doing up in Northern Norway. I haven’t really gone out in a little while. Or I’ve kept it barely unproblematic. But this time, not so much. I even saw a How I met your mother episode the following day, where they vowed to never get that drunk again. Felt like it spoke to me, but I will not vow to do such a thing, because it will probably happen at some point in time. 

But the next day was a heavy one. And it is true that alcohol kills brain cells. I could feel the funerals inside my head as function dropped. However we can recuperate both our brain cells and from the hangover. As the day went on I felt my brain was a 4th-grader not willing to do the tasks I gave him/her (used to be a substitute teacher). “I’m not going to do what you tell me, I’m going to sit here and annoy you” 

As you know how I write I’m going to expand this to a metaphor for life. Whenever you overdo one aspect of your life, whether it be partying, working, sulking or even spending too much of your energy on loved ones, it will affect another. I think people are potentially, virtually limitless, but we all need a balance. And sure you can set aside your love life for a while when trying to reach career goals, but if you don’t make a concerted effort on it later, you might miss out. 

So find your balance. Switch to beers, make a schedule to fit in family time or hobbies, make dates, work harder when you need to, but take breaks. 

“When something is overdone, the damage might not get undone.”

Healthy distractions

Hi again everyone! 

I’ve had a slightly less stressful week. My finances are a bit more up and running, unlike myself. But I have come to the realization that I need structure and budgets to follow, in order to stay afloat. Having more or less lost my two part-time jobs I need to set up a system that limits my spending ability. 100kr per day for food, coffee, beer or anything else whilst setting aside money each month for debt and bills. So enough about me.

When you are thinking about something that is very worrisome and you can’t fix the problem at that point in time, but it still pops up in your head, go do something. There are many options here in Oslo(and I’m guessing other places as well) where you can go and distract yourself for free. Many types of concerts, gatherings, workshops and lectures to get your mind of things. Bear in mind that just because it’s free, it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth anything.

I met a very interesting person tonight during a concert that helped me understand that I’m lucky and all the things I worry about are minuscule by comparison. He thanked me for my input and I for his, and went our seperate ways. You can make an impact in people’s lives by just being you, so you owe it to yourself and the world to strive towards the best you. If you’re bad at something, it only means you can get better. If you’re good at something, you can get better at it. And if you’re great at something do that as often as you can. I heard in a motivational speech by Nick Vujicic that the two greatest days of your lives are: the day you are born and the day you know WHY.

On that note, to get closer to my headline, writing has become a healthy distraction. Find yours..

Overcoming obstacles

Hi again. Sorry for not posting for a while. Things have been busy in my world lately.

Which is why I have aptly titled this post “Overcoming obstacles”. Every negative situation is either a problem or an opportunity. This weekend I went to an afterparty and lost something important. I spent the coming two days trying to retrieve said object to no prevail. I got by with a little help from my friends, as a certain British pop group once sung. And when everything had sorted out in a manner of speaking I stood up from my sisters couch and walked a few steps, and then my left knee buckled under me. Two and a half years ago I tore my ACL and, until recently was not able to run or move without hiccups. The feeling in my knee seems eerily close to the one post-injury and pre-operation. What I’ve taken from this negative situation is that I have more time to write my plans, lectures and blogs. And since I can’t walk too far I also so have more of an opportunity to these things.

Think back to a negative situation in your life, minor or major. Did it become an opportunity or remain a problem? I didn’t start thinking of opportunities until recently and I have been a victim so many times, complaining about things happening to me and seeking comfort over advice. Misery loves company, but sympathy needs victims. I’m not saying bad shit doesn’t happen but for someone to feel sorry for you, you must feel you have something to feel sorry about. In Norwegian we say: stakkars deg, which loosely translates to: you poor thing. Who are you calling poor? I say back. It isn’t what happens to you that matters, it’s how you respond that matters.

So next time something bad happens to you, flip it from what you don’t have, to what you have left. If you get robbed: at least I didn’t waste that money on mindless self indulgence. If you get hurt: now I can have my exam orally or I get to sit down and relax Way more than before. If you have an argument: at least now I know how that person feels about the situation.

“Obstacles are hurdles you need to get over. The bigger the hurdle, the bigger the gain.”-Jostein